Brother Mobile Solutions Unveils Ultra-Fast Brother Titan Industrial Printer Series

New high-speed, high-volume industrial barcode and label printer addresses demands in today’s hyper-competitive warehouse, eCommerce, T&L supply chain, retail and manufacturing operations.

4 Must-Read Lessons for ISV Startups

With roots going back to 1993, NiceLabel, a developer of bar code label design and label management software, has gone through many changes over years and experienced every type of market condition you could think of. You can’t survive — particularly in the data collection industry — without making...

Here’s Where ISVs are Failing in Their Marketing

Last month, DevPro Journal shared some results of a joint marketing survey conducted with value-added distributor BlueStar (via their ISV Connect program). Seventy-nine ISVs shared their experiences with marketing — what was working and what wasn’t. In digging further into the data, we learned (not surprisingly) that some ISVs...

Zebra Technologies Introduces New Alliance Track for PartnerConnect Channel Program

Benefits to Alliance Track members include demo kits, marketing development funds and the opportunity for hardware products to achieve Zebra Compatible or Zebra Validated accreditation.

Opportunities for ISVs Created by Windows Embedded/Windows CE End of Support

Support for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 just ended on June 10, 2018, and Window Embedded Handheld 8.1 will end on June 9, 2019, followed by Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 on January 14, 2020. DevPro Journal asked James Pemberton, director of global ISV and developer strategy for Zebra Technologies, to...
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Supply Chain Challenges and the Applications that Overcome Them

Integrating your application with the right tools can help your warehouse and distribution center clients keep up with demands for near-instant, frictionless delivery.
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A Pandemic Puzzle: How Today’s Trends Are Transforming Manufacturing’s Tomorrow

The pandemic continues to cause a number of challenges impacting manufacturers everywhere, but it's not all doom and gloom.

VARs, Integrators, MSPs, CSPs, and ISVs: DevPro Journal is Here to Help Your Software Business Flourish

I’ve seen a lot of changes over the past 17+ years since I started covering the B2B IT space. Four trends stand out from those early years:  RFID. In the early 2000s, the promise of one-cent RFID tags and “lights out warehousing” seemed right around the corner. Like all big ideas, the vision can be years ahead of the...
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Manufacturing 2017: The Year of Android

In an ever-evolving tech space, the consumer-driven expectations have made their way into the manufacturing and warehouse space. With major brands producing new smart devices with better operating systems every year in the consumer market, it’s only natural for this trend to make its way into the commercial space....

5 Practical Steps to Successful Partnerships with Offshore Software Development Teams

In this industry, talent can be hard to find. Forrester released the results of a study that found you may have to pay 20% above market salary rates this year when you’re looking for particular skills.  When your ISV company needs to expand its resources, partnering with an offshore...

How Does your Software Align with the Hottest M&A Trends?

At RSPA Inspire 2018, a business thought leadership conference I recently attended, Jeff Riley, VP of mergers and acquisitions, for The Corum Group, gave a presentation on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) tech landscape. What struck me most about his presentation was how many ISVs are naturally aligned with...

Mobility Outlook Q4 2017

The mobile landscape is always changing, creating unique challenges and opportunities for AIDC solution providers — especially independent software vendors (ISVs). DevPro Journal sat down with four mobility experts to get their insights into how AIDC-focused ISVs can succeed with their mobile solutions. DevPro Journal: What is the most significant...

Making Sense of the Mobile App Development Landscape

As mobile devices and solutions have gained in popularity in the data collection world, application developers have been quick to cash in. New technologies, increasingly powerful and effective wireless communication methods, and the emergence — and acceptance — of the cloud, have altered the field and given developers new...
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Internet of Things (IoT) Quiz For ISVs

Looking to cash in on one of the hottest trends in IT today — IoT? You aren't alone. Many ISVs and integrators know that IoT can provide tangible benefits and real ROI to customers in almost any market. As such, the opportunity is huge. Unfortunately, many dive in without...

Brother Mobile Revamps Partner Strategy

Brother Mobile Solutions recently unveiled its new Brother “THE NEXT” Partner Program, what the company calls a growth-oriented approach to forging alliance partnerships for long-term mutual advantage. Designed to capitalize on the rapid expansion of the mobile workforce, the new program supports opportunities to co-develop software and mobile printing...

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